By Tim Glon
ADA -- The Ohio Northern women's tennis team clinched at least a share of its second consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference Regular Season title with a 9-0 victory over Capital on Senior Day Wednesday afternoon at the ONU Sports Center.
ONU then followed with a 9-0 non-conference win over Trine (Ind.) Wednesday evening at the ONU Sports Center.
The Polar Bears improve to 18-4 overall and are 7-0 in OAC play after running their winning streak to 11 matches, while CU falls to 3-14, 2-5 and TU drops to 6-11.
Ohio Northern will also be the No. 1 seed at next week's OAC Tournament.
ONU can win the OAC Regular Season title outright with a victory at Muskingum on Friday in its regular season finale.
Against Capital, freshman Brittany Miller posted an 8-1 proset victory at No. 1 singles and combined with freshman Kristin Cellantini to win 8-1 at No. 2 doubles to lead the Polar Bears.
Ohio Northern outscored CU 72-6 in the match.
Cellantini won 8-0 at No. 2 singles.
Junior Christie Gales and sophomore Michelle Tuma won 8-1 at No. 1 doubles and senior Kristin Timperman and sophomore Kelsi Wurm won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
Wurm won 8-1 at No. 3 singles, Gales won 8-0 at No. 4 singles, Timperman won 8-1 at No. 5 singles and sophomore Lauren Rife won 8-1 at No. 6 singles.
Against Trine, Tuma and Gales won 8-5 at No. 1 doubles, Miller and Cellantini won 8-2 at No. 2 doubles and Rife and sophomore Carly Olmstead won 8-1 at No. 3 doubles.
In singles play, Tuma won 8-3 at No. 1, Miller won 8-0 at No. 2, Olmstead won 8-1 at No. 3, Wurm won 8-2 at No. 4, Gales won 8-3 at No. 5 and Timperman won 8-1 at No. 6.